Friday, 8 July 2016

Tanzania bans Child Marriage

Barely two days after Gambia put a ban on child marriage, Tanzania has followed the big step. Tanzania's high court on Friday made a landmark ruling setting the minimum age for marriage for women at 18 years - the same as for men. 

This is being seen as a major step towards combating child marriage in the country.

The court ruled that a 1971 law saying that women could get married at 15 was unconstitutional.


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